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Need Approval to Attend HOUSTEX?

Use this Attendee Justification Letter to help persuade your boss of the benefits of attending HOUSTEX. You’ll make your supervisor look like a hero because superior employees know how to use resources wisely. Managers and supervisors who send their employees to industry events consistently find their team is more motivated, more up to date on technology and trends, and more focused on reaching, and exceeding, their company goals.

HOUSTEX is an event focused on exploring the latest manufacturing technologies and keeping your operations up-to-date and competitive. At HOUSTEX you can:

  • Tour the show floor to find suppliers and solutions that drive innovation
  • Meet with technology experts to discuss your production challenges
  • Attend numerous educational offerings to stay current on the latest trends and processes
  • Network with industry peers that can help inform your decisions

Regardless of your specific industry, HOUSTEX 2019 is the place to be for Southwest manufacturers. It’s where you’ll connect face-to-face with suppliers who create the technology you need—and sometimes don’t know you need, until you see it. It’s where you’ll meet the next generation of manufacturers, and learn more in a day than you could in a year at more than a dozen educational and networking events. Take a cue from the almost 90 percent of HOUSTEX 2017 attendees who plan to attend again in 2019.¹ It’s all about your future. Get on the pathway to success at HOUSTEX, Feb. 26-28 in Houston.

If you need senior management’s approval to spend on travel and training, it’s worth your time to develop a proposal so you can experience HOUSTEX in Houston, Texas, February 26 – 28, 2019.

Sample Letter to Justify Your Visit to HOUSTEX

Houston, Texas, February 26 – 28, 2019.

Dear Insert the Name of Your Manager or Supervisor:

I would like to attend HOUSTEX in Houston, Texas, February 26 – 28, 2019.

HOUSTEX brings the creators of advanced manufacturing technologies together in a collaborative environment that includes hands-on demonstrations of the latest manufacturing solutions, numerous educational sessions on the show floor and several networking opportunities.

The top technologies featured at the show include:

  • Cutting Tools & Accessories
  • Turning Machines, Lathes & Turning Centers
  • 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing
  • Automated Manufacturing & Assembly
  • Controls, CAD/CAM Software
  • Deburring & Edge Finishing
  • Drilling & Tapping Machines
  • Measurement Inspection & Test
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Welding

At a time where we are focused on staying strong, building our business, optimizing our equipment, and being poised for future opportunity, I think it’s vital to learn about the latest manufacturing technologies and how other companies have implemented them successfully. Attending HOUSTEX will help us explore new equipment, software and services so we can outpace our competition. Here are three initiatives where we could benefit:

  • [add project or initiative]
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My goal is to return with new knowledge that can serve us for years to come. When we face an engineering challenge, something I learned or someone I met at HOUSTEX will be at the top of my mind.

I intend to create a time-efficient plan for my visit using the event’s planning app. I can also give exhibitors my contact information, so we can start a dialogue in advance of the event. I’ll be able to email you a map, so we can make certain we are on the same page about what I need to see and learn at the show.

By attending the HOUSTEX, I will:

  • Learn about cutting-edge technologies and processes
  • Identify real-world applications that are working for manufacturers today
  • Ensure our company is up to speed on how the manufacturing technologies can improve efficiencies, save time and lower costs
  • Gain connections to call upon when troubleshooting and planning new products

The event offers discounted hotel rooms and airfare rates for my travel. I think you’ll agree that this is a small investment when we consider the value I can bring back. Thank you for considering this request. I look forward to your reply.

Your Signature

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